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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

OMNICHATTER for MAY 1, 2013

WHAT will Bryce Harper do today?
WILL the Mets blow it again?
WHO can stop the mighty Red Sox?
WHEN will somebody foolishly mention their fantasy team?
WHY am I speaking in questions?

Find out today (maybe) in the OMNICHATTER.

Gamingboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 12:06 AM | 177 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RMc is a fine piece of cheese Posted: May 01, 2013 at 07:58 AM (#4430363)
Two walks and a double.
No, they'll win. Finally.
The Jays stopped 'em last night.
Hoboken Zephyrs FTW, baby!
Because you thought it might be funny. Oh, well.
   2. zonk Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:31 AM (#4430379)
End of an era...

Randy Wells is hangin' em up.
   3. salvomania Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:49 AM (#4430390)
Don't look now, but Adam Dunn has a five-game hitting streak.
   4. salvomania Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:53 AM (#4430391)
Wonder if the Cubs are having buyer's remorse on Edwin Jackson... 0-4 with a 6.27 era and a 1.60 WHIP.
   5. salvomania Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:55 AM (#4430393)
49 homers hit last night in 15 games... that seems unusually high. Only the Mets-Marlins didn't have at least one.
   6. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:57 AM (#4430395)
49 homers hit last night in 15 games... that seems unusually high.


In fairness Edwin Encarnacion's first one counted for about 3 home runs I think. My cousin in North Carolina said she saw it pass overhead at about 3AM.
   7. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: May 01, 2013 at 09:04 AM (#4430400)
WHO can stop the mighty Red Sox?

They lost last night! Stop jinxing them!
   8. The Clarence Thomas of BBTF (scott) Posted: May 01, 2013 at 10:24 AM (#4430462)
12:30pm
Mets (10-15) @ Marlins (8-19)
Gee v. LeBlanc

1pm
Twins (11-12) @ Tigers (15-10)
Diamond v. Sanchez

Pirates (15-12) @ Astros (14-11)
Gomez v. Burgos

1:45pm
Reds (15-13) @ Cardinals (15-11)
Bailey v. Lynn

3:30pm
Angels (9-17) @ Athletics (16-12)
Wilson v. Milone

7pm
Astros (8-19) @ Yankees (16-10)
Bedard v. Phelps

Phillies (12-15) @ Indians (11-13)
Lee v. Bauer

Red Sox (18-8) @ Blue Jays (10-17)
Buchholz v. Buehrle

Nationals (13-14) @ Braves (17-9)
Zimmermann v. Maholm

8pm
White Sox (10-15) @ Rangers (17-9)
Sale v. Tepesch

8pm
Padres (10-16) @ Cubs (10-16)
Cashner v. Feldman

Rays (12-14) @ Royals (14-10)
Hellickson v. Mendoza

9:30pm
Giants (15-12) @ Diamondbacks (15-12)
Lincecum v. McCarthy

10pm
Orioles (16-11) @ Mariners (12-17)
Chen v. Harang

Rockies (16-11) v. Dodgers (13-13)
Nicasio v. Beckett
   9. Dandy Little Glove Man Posted: May 01, 2013 at 11:03 AM (#4430488)
The second 1pm game should read Pirates @ Brewers (lest you think the Astros are 14-11).

Speaking of the Brewers, through 10 games they were 2-8, and Carlos Gomez was hitting .162/.162/.216. In their last 15 games they're 12-3, and in those games Gomez is hitting .510/.579/.918 (1.497 OPS!). Despite his putrid start, Carlos Gomez now leads all position players in bWar.
   10. Gamingboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 11:23 AM (#4430511)
Note: I knew the Red Sox lost last night, but I sort of meant it as a overall statement, not a game-by-game thing.
   11. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: May 01, 2013 at 11:25 AM (#4430514)
The Nats have their best pitcher going tonight. They've lost nine in a row to Atlanta. Paul Maholm was pasted in his last outing in Detroit.
   12. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: May 01, 2013 at 11:28 AM (#4430516)
Speaking of the Brewers, through 10 games they were 2-8, and Carlos Gomez was hitting .162/.162/.216. In their last 15 games they're 12-3, and in those games Gomez is hitting .510/.579/.918 (1.497 OPS!). Despite his putrid start, Carlos Gomez now leads all position players in bWar.

I was just coming to post something about Gomez. Sometimes, these tool guys take a little while to figure these things out. He obviously isn't going to hit this well the rest of the way but he could be developing into a consistent 4-5 win player.
   13. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 01, 2013 at 11:57 AM (#4430541)
Wonder if the Cubs are having buyer's remorse on Edwin Jackson... 0-4 with a 6.27 era and a 1.60 WHIP.

Say what you will about Mike Rizzo, but he seems to have a skill for dumping players after squeezing the last drop of value out of them. Matt Capps for Wilson Ramos, not re-signing Edwin Jackson, Michael Morse for Ian Krol...OK, it's more of a general pattern that I see.
   14. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: May 01, 2013 at 12:12 PM (#4430550)
Say what you will about Mike Rizzo, but he seems to have a skill for dumping players after squeezing the last drop of value out of them.


Tell that to Gio Gonzalez.
   15. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: May 01, 2013 at 12:27 PM (#4430574)
Edwin Jackson had a stretch of 5 starts where he had a 7.92 ERA last year. Sure, he might have an awful season but let's wait a bit.
   16. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 01, 2013 at 01:04 PM (#4430624)
Jackson seems to be that inconsistently consistent type. Within a season he's going to be up and down but when the accounting is done he's going to have about a 110ERA+, 12-14 wins and 200 or so innings in the books. AJ Burnett has always seemed the same way to me.
   17. villageidiom Posted: May 01, 2013 at 01:23 PM (#4430654)
WHO can stop the mighty Red Sox?

They lost last night! Stop jinxing them!
Who can stop them from losing again? The Blue Jays, that's who!

Wait, is Hanrahan pitching tonight at any point? Never mind.

   18. zonk Posted: May 01, 2013 at 01:27 PM (#4430663)
Jackson seems to be that inconsistently consistent type. Within a season he's going to be up and down but when the accounting is done he's going to have about a 110ERA+, 12-14 wins and 200 or so innings in the books. AJ Burnett has always seemed the same way to me.


This.

Jackson doesn't really concern me -- he is what he is, a maddeningly inconsistent SP with better than average stuff. The Cubs desperately needed SP innings -- and Jackson is/was as good a bet as any to lock into 200 IP. The unfortunate downside is that this makes him not much fun to root for -- when he's going well, you worry/wonder when the bottom will fall out.... when he's not going well, he really, really doesn't go well.

Interesting to watch Rizzo facing Cashner tonight... not a trivia question because I don't know the answer, but I'm wondering if anyone has any numbers or anecdotes on guys traded for each other -- i.e., batters that owned pitchers or vice versa who were included in swaps involving both.
   19. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:06 PM (#4430726)
all gomez folks you are a day late to the party. been telling folks here since end of last year that the manager has made some kind of 'connection' with carlos and things have clicked.

the brewers manager has a ridiculous affection for bunting, runs his team into outs, and basically feels a need to insert his tactics into a situation that demands restraint.

but between getting his best player to bust his 8ss every game (braun) and now seemingly helping carlos take the step from disparate parts that don't mesh to actual plus contributor he may have done more for brewer managing than anyone in the history of the franchise.
   20. Swedish Chef Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:10 PM (#4430733)
The Mets must have hit rock-bottom if the Marlins hold on and sweep. Things can only get better from here.
   21. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:11 PM (#4430734)
for the record most brewer fans at the likes of brewcrewball cannot stand the current brewers manager. my belief is that this group obsesses too much about in game moves and does not appreciate fully the level of personnel management it takes to get different personalities to play hard and well on a consistent basis.

i acknowledge the importance of not being a complete moron with the basics but give me a guy who can put the right guys in the right place and gets them to hustle regularly. that is the guy i want in the dugout.

running ron (as he is known) does that. that is no small thing
   22. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:14 PM (#4430742)
i acknowledge the importance of not being a complete moron with the basics but give me a guy who can put the right guys in the right place and gets them to hustle regularly. that is the guy i want in the dugout.


I have a long running debate with a lot of the folks at Braves Journal about Fredi Gonzalez and this very topic.
   23. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:15 PM (#4430743)
The Majors need bottom-dwellers like the Marlins and Astros.

Listening to the Mets radio broadcast just now: "...and the Marlins with the construction-cone orange tops and home white pants."

I tend to agree about the Mets hitting rock-bottom. I hopped into the car to run a local errand, heard "Juan Pierre draws the leadoff walk". OK.

Got back in the car to come home and heard "Marlins up 3-0 in the 2nd inning". The mind boggles. Blind squirrel finds nut, film at 11.
   24. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:15 PM (#4430746)
sam

well, fredi really struggled with his bullpen mgt. THAT is the one tactical area where i do believe the manager needs to be adequate. if your manager stinks at managing the bullpen he can manage you right into a train wreck of a season by july

see ned yost, 2007
   25. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:17 PM (#4430748)
for the record most brewer fans at the likes of brewcrewball cannot stand the current brewers manager. my belief is that this group obsesses too much about in game moves and does not appreciate fully the level of personnel management it takes to get different personalities to play hard and well on a consistent basis.


I think most fans get hung up on the in game moves. I think in large part it's because it's something that can be seen and discussed. There really is no easy data point for identifying that a manager is getting the most out of his guys.
   26. JJ1986 Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:23 PM (#4430756)
The Mets must have hit rock-bottom if the Marlins hold on and sweep. Things can only get better from here.


Not over yet
   27. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:24 PM (#4430759)
well, fredi really struggled with his bullpen mgt.


I'm not sure this is true. I think his first year with the Braves was just a weird year as bullpen/starter usage goes.
   28. JJ1986 Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:28 PM (#4430761)
Wait. Gee just hit for himself and then came out of the game? WTF?
   29. DA Baracus Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:28 PM (#4430765)
Wait. Gee just hit for himself and then came out of the game? WTF?


Maybe he hurt himself swinging or running, which would be a Mets thing to do.
   30. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:30 PM (#4430769)
There really is no easy data point for identifying that a manager is getting the most out of his guys.

i hear this from too and the rejoinder there is a fan can look at a stat line to see how a guy is producing relative to any norms. and a fan can tell what a guy isn't hustling.

you look at his 2011 team and the only guys who stunk were the guys you expect to not be that good

2012 you had rickie play poorly the first half and then rebound strong the second. ron stuck with wolf a hair too long but he did dump him when he showed he was truly done

this season rickie is off to a slow start and fiers has been demoted but then fiers was acknowledged to be an iffy starter

not trying to coat him in glory but that's a strong early track record for a manager. and i don't think it's that hard to notice.
   31. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:31 PM (#4430773)
I'm not sure this is true. I think his first year with the Braves was just a weird year as bullpen/starter usage goes.

You're wrong.
   32. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:32 PM (#4430776)
and gomez and Betancourt go back to back

again this week

yuni is making a strong play for not being a butt of jokes

the background to this was that yuni (i guess through an interpreter) convinced ron he would be a different (non-lollygagger) player. ron took a chance (as did Melvin)

so far looks good.

we shall see. i firmly believe that a guy who has been an obvious loafer for a long time cannot just turn himself into a doer long term
   33. Gamingboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:36 PM (#4430779)
Twins winning 3-0.
   34. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:37 PM (#4430782)
i also like that ron is willing to use his bench. it's early and the brewers are already playing a cobbled together infield but ron sat aoki to get Schafer playing time/at bats. i like that. maybe schafter stinks it up today. but he has a reason to keep himself ready for other duties because he knows that his name could be on the lineup card any day.
   35. DA Baracus Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:40 PM (#4430790)
we shall see. i firmly believe that a guy who has been an obvious loafer for a long time cannot just turn himself into a doer long term


While I generally agree with you, and it's still early, every once in a while a guy realizes that if he doesn't get it together his career is over and they're reborn. You can't predict it and the jury is still out, but I wouldn't discount it quite yet. Most likely though a few fly balls have turned into HRs. Everything else seems to be not too far off his career norms.
   36. AJMcCringleberry Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:41 PM (#4430792)
I would like the Mets to get an insurance run or 6 so it's harder for the bullpen to blow it.
   37. JJ1986 Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:41 PM (#4430793)
I would like the Mets to get an insurance run or 6 so it's harder for the bullpen to blow it.


You ask, and John Buck delivers.
   38. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:42 PM (#4430797)
da

yuni has been clearly giving good effort most of the time. this is new for him.

yuni 2011 would lollygag regularly until ron sat his 8ss for a few games. he then turned it around for 40 odd games before regressing back to previous levels
   39. AJMcCringleberry Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:43 PM (#4430798)
There's 2! I'm enjoying the John Buck ride while it lasts.
   40. DA Baracus Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:52 PM (#4430814)
yuni 2011 would lollygag regularly until ron sat his 8ss for a few games. he then turned it around for 40 odd games before regressing back to previous levels


Maybe he just shifted his non-lollygagging to earlier in the season. If so, smart move.
   41. AJMcCringleberry Posted: May 01, 2013 at 02:58 PM (#4430822)
Mets going to blow it early today.
   42. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: May 01, 2013 at 03:01 PM (#4430825)
The Mets must have hit rock-bottom if the Marlins hold on and sweep. Things can only get better from here.

Oh ye of little faith. The Mets can always find a lower low to sink to.
   43. cardsfanboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 03:04 PM (#4430829)
It seems that if Holliday hits a homerun, Beltran is going to hit one within 24 hours... Not that I mind, and it's probably not true, but it does feel like it.
   44. DA Baracus Posted: May 01, 2013 at 03:15 PM (#4430835)
Oh ye of little faith. The Mets can always find a lower low to sink to.


Reminds me of that joke about the optimist and the pessimist. The pessimist says "Everything is terrible. It can't get any worse." The optimist says "Oh, yes it can."
   45. JJ1986 Posted: May 01, 2013 at 03:20 PM (#4430842)
I hate LaTroy Hawkins.
   46. Gamingboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 03:31 PM (#4430858)
Parmalee just sent a ball a long way.
   47. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 03:34 PM (#4430866)
that jean segura, he can hit a little
   48. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: May 01, 2013 at 03:40 PM (#4430879)
Valdepsin has 10 carer homers. Six of them are of the pinch-hit variety. That's pretty epic.
   49. AJMcCringleberry Posted: May 01, 2013 at 03:45 PM (#4430884)
Look at that, the Mets don't blow the game.
   50. Fernigal McGunnigle has become a merry hat Posted: May 01, 2013 at 03:47 PM (#4430885)
yuni is making a strong play for not being a butt of jokes


Yuni's almost another guy with an ISO higher than his average -- 280 average, 269 ISO. It's like half of the world has suddenly turned into Dave Kingman.
   51. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 03:49 PM (#4430889)
and john axford had been doing well in the setup role

rats
   52. cardsfanboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 03:58 PM (#4430898)
Dan McClaughlin is an idiot... Where is Al Hrabosky? Horton isn't bad, but Mcclofflin is an idiot.
   53. Danny Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:01 PM (#4430902)
The A's are lawyering the #### out of CJ Wilson.
   54. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:05 PM (#4430906)
Parnell has been quite good so far this season.
   55. just plain joe Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:08 PM (#4430907)
Dan McClaughlin is an idiot... Where is Al Hrabosky? Horton isn't bad, but Mcclofflin is an idiot.


Absolutely (to quote Hrabosky); I don't watch the Cardinals very often but I would much rather listen to Horton & Hrabosky as opposed to McClaughlin & anyone else.
   56. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:10 PM (#4430911)
that was one ugly inning

yowsa
   57. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:11 PM (#4430913)
i acknowledge the importance of not being a complete moron with the basics but give me a guy who can put the right guys in the right place and gets them to hustle regularly. that is the guy i want in the dugout.

running ron (as he is known) does that. that is no small thing


This. I actually appreciate Ned Yost for this. Players seem to like playing for him. And the team showed a lot of fire last night. That counts for something. FWIW, Ned seems to make fewer stupider decisions the better the team is.

That being said, I totally get why the Brewers dumped him two weeks before the playoffs.
   58. The Polish Sausage Racer Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:14 PM (#4430917)
Roenicke makes me crazy with the fascination with bunting, especially when there are two strikes. Someone needs to take him aside and show him the rule book on that one of these days. Otherwise I'm pretty happy with him after the likes of Nedley and his ilk.

Yuni is showing signs of the player he was when he first came up; he got pretty lazy in between but he's blossomed again. I think he really likes Milwaukee, and the fans seem to love him (the YUNI!s are nearly as loud as the LUUUUUUC!s from where I sit). It's good to see.
   59. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:15 PM (#4430919)
Dan McClaughlin is an idiot.


For a long time, I thought the Dan McLaughlin that tweets alot about baseball and conservative politics under the handle "Baseball Crank" was the same Dan McLaughlin that did Cardinals games and would wonder why the Cardinals would employ someone who was regularly putting out their political opinion like that. Turns out they're just two different idiots.
   60. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:19 PM (#4430924)
ag1

I see nothing in ned's history that changes my assessment that he is a solid manager for a young team trying to get its talent organized.

where I don't think he's the guy is taking that next step.
   61. cardsfanboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:21 PM (#4430929)
The Cardinal announcers must have gotten a lot of flak from their bosses about how they talk about Brandon Phillips. This entire series they have been positively 'gaga' for him. Talking about how fun he is, his great attitude, his quality etc. Mind you this year, the Cardinal announcers have been a lot more positive about other teams players than I remember in the past.

I think they must have been told to be a little more objective. I'm liking the scale of objectiveness so far. They are still clearly Cardinal fans, but don't seem to have a problem with criticizing their own players (most notably John Jay has been picked on)

   62. cardsfanboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:22 PM (#4430932)
Absolutely (to quote Hrabosky); I don't watch the Cardinals very often but I would much rather listen to Horton & Hrabosky as opposed to McClaughlin & anyone else.


Horton has been a treat this year. I usually insist on evaluating an announcer each year instead of relying on my previous opinions and sticking to it. I like Horton this year.
   63. cardsfanboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:23 PM (#4430934)
Cardinals with the win over the Reds.... 4-2. Not bad for a team with no offense unless they happen to score 9 runs in a game.
   64. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:25 PM (#4430938)
that was a great at bat by the brewer batter (lalli)

   65. The Polish Sausage Racer Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:30 PM (#4430942)
Poor Burgos. Another good outing ruined.
   66. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:31 PM (#4430944)
I don't think ax will be closing any time soon.......
   67. Mike Emeigh Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:55 PM (#4430967)
49 homers hit last night in 15 games... that seems unusually high.


It is. Before last night the rate was just under 2 HR/game.

-- MWE
   68. Mike Emeigh Posted: May 01, 2013 at 04:56 PM (#4430969)
Nice to see the Pirates actually hold onto a lead in Miller Park for once.

-- MWE
   69. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 01, 2013 at 05:25 PM (#4431013)
WOW. Mike Trout just put that ball through the stadium seating. Crushed it flush.
   70. salvomania Posted: May 01, 2013 at 06:18 PM (#4431089)
(Edwin) Jackson seems to be that inconsistently consistent type. Within a season he's going to be up and down but when the accounting is done he's going to have about a 110ERA+, 12-14 wins and 200 or so innings in the books.


Jackson doesn't really concern me -- he is what he is, a maddeningly inconsistent SP with better than average stuff. The Cubs desperately needed SP innings -- and Jackson is/was as good a bet as any to lock into 200 IP.


I'd be concerned about Jackson. Four years, $52 million, now on his 8th franchise in nine years. And that top description seems to be talking about a different pitcher. He's a career 96 ERA+ pitcher, 97 over the past three-plus seasons. Declining IP each of the last three years as well. Career WHIP of 1.44, with only two seasons below 1.39.

He may eat innings, but I'd want something more than that for my $52 million.
   71. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 01, 2013 at 06:20 PM (#4431096)
WTF HAMILTON! Got tagged out going for 3rd, they're saying before Trumbo touched the plate. Hamilton over-aggressive, Trumbo lollygagging it home. Even when they're winning, they're stupid.
   72. Gamingboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 06:27 PM (#4431108)
WTF HAMILTON! Got tagged out going for 3rd, they're saying before Trumbo touched the plate. Hamilton over-aggressive, Trumbo lollygagging it home. Even when they're winning, they're stupid.


It's like they are playing a reverse version of Angels in the outfield.
   73. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 01, 2013 at 06:33 PM (#4431114)
The Angel bullpen, every single fuçking game.
   74. cardsfanboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 06:35 PM (#4431121)
He may eat innings, but I'd want something more than that for my $52 million.


I hate to say it, but that is about the going rate for that type of pitcher.
   75. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 01, 2013 at 06:41 PM (#4431128)
I hate to say it, but that is about the going rate for that type of pitcher.
Pretty much. What's out of whack is not the dollars per season, but the number of seasons.
   76. Danny Posted: May 01, 2013 at 06:42 PM (#4431130)
Most games with 10+ Ks and 0 BB, 2012-2013:

Madison Bumgarner: 4
Tommy Milone: 3
Felix Hernandez: 3
RA Dickey: 3
8 other guys: 2
   77. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 01, 2013 at 06:59 PM (#4431143)
Angels need one shutout inning to win this game? I'd give it maybe 60-40 that they don't.

... and on cue, Frieri plunks the lead-off man.

EDIT: Cespedes stole second safely on the slide, then kept sliding right off the bag. A huge break for the Angels.

EDIT2: Turns out to be huge, as Frieri turns around and walks the next guy.

EDIT3: Holy crap, but that was a tightrope walk.
   78. Gamingboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 07:06 PM (#4431153)
Apparently the Nationals-Braves game tonight on ESPN will have the color commentators calling it from the dugouts with only the main guy being in the booth? Unless that was a joke earlier...
   79. DA Baracus Posted: May 01, 2013 at 07:11 PM (#4431161)
Apparently the Nationals-Braves game tonight on ESPN will have the color commentators calling it from the dugouts with only the main guy being in the booth? Unless that was a joke earlier...


Still better than listening to Chip Caray.
   80. Gamingboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 07:13 PM (#4431164)
Yeah, it is apparently what they are doing.
   81. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: May 01, 2013 at 07:17 PM (#4431168)
The crowds for these games in Atlanta are pretty pathetic.
   82. DA Baracus Posted: May 01, 2013 at 07:20 PM (#4431172)
The crowds for these games in Atlanta are pretty pathetic.


Natitude adds an extra 1,500 to attendance.
   83. Gamingboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 07:38 PM (#4431193)


Natitude adds an extra 1,500 to attendance.


What about Gattitude?
   84. DA Baracus Posted: May 01, 2013 at 07:42 PM (#4431198)
What about Gattitude?


Adds attendance to Rockies games, where some of his friends came dressed as polar bears.
   85. Blastin Posted: May 01, 2013 at 07:43 PM (#4431200)
Hello from the second highest row at Yankee Stadium. Erik Bedard is not good, but Lyle Overbay is more ungood, it seems. Back to the game
   86. steagles Posted: May 01, 2013 at 07:47 PM (#4431203)
What about Gattitude?
he's busy giving herpes to some single mother out in the parking lot.
   87. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 01, 2013 at 07:52 PM (#4431205)
Hello from the second highest row at Yankee Stadium.


to make the game more transcendental ?
   88. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:02 PM (#4431218)
Wow, we have a lead!
   89. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:04 PM (#4431220)
Clay is throwing that 2007 curve again it seems - love it
   90. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:10 PM (#4431224)
btw, i saw "42" today... never mind doctor who 2005 episode 3 , and one scene really bugged me... early in the movie, jackie gets caught in that run-down between 2nd and 3rd, then he slides into third and is safe... the coach claps and everybody's cheering... how idiotic ! other than that, a very good movie !
   91. DA Baracus Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:10 PM (#4431225)
he's busy giving herpes to some single mother out in the parking lot.


You've got janitor, ski lift operator, guy who drives the golf cart that picks up the balls at the driving range and other things at your disposal with Gattis and you went with that?
   92. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:12 PM (#4431226)
I'm still trying to figure out how they worked Jackie Robinson into a Doctor Who episode???
   93. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:15 PM (#4431231)
I'm still trying to figure out how they worked Jackie Robinson into a Doctor Who episode???


the doctor who "charles dickens" episode correlates to the "i want to shower with you" 42 scene !
   94. Gamingboy Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:15 PM (#4431232)
I'm still trying to figure out how they worked Jackie Robinson into a Doctor Who episode???



Ben Chapman was a Dalek. DISCRIM-INATE! DISCRIM-INAAAAAATE!
   95. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:18 PM (#4431236)
I made Swedish Meatballs this evening. A lot of work to get it right, but worth it. G'Kar loved them! Compliments to alt.swedish.chef.bork.bork.bork
   96. Cowboy Popup Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:19 PM (#4431237)
Clay is throwing that 2007 curve again it seems - love it

Watching him early in the season is what convinced me the Red Sox were going to be dangerous this year.
   97. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:25 PM (#4431238)
I know Cub games on WGN have been dwindling for years, but ####, how many games have they had so far this year? Three?
   98. Esoteric Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:27 PM (#4431240)
Ben Chapman was a Dalek. DISCRIM-INATE! DISCRIM-INAAAAAATE!
Okay, so this was pretty good.
   99. Joey B. "disrespects the A" Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:29 PM (#4431245)
Zimmermann is putting on a freaking clinic right now.
   100. Esoteric Posted: May 01, 2013 at 08:30 PM (#4431247)
I think he really likes Milwaukee, and the fans seem to love him (the YUNI!s are nearly as loud as the LUUUUUUC!s from where I sit). It's good to see.
Oh man, I can imagine smoke pouring out of Harveys' ears as he reads this.
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